UbiQD Installs Quantum Dot Solar Window Pilots In Commercial Buildings

UbiQD, Inc., a fresh Mexico-based advanced materials business, has installed the electricity-generating home windows in three commercial developing sites. The buildings, which feature quantum dot-tinted cup luminescent solar concentrator technologies now, add a Holiday Inn Convey UbiQD’s and resort Headquarters, both in Los Alamos, NM; in addition to a collaborative task at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nationwide Renewable Power Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO.

Santa Fe-based glazer Funds City Cup installs a UbiQD solar windows at the vacation Inn Communicate and Suites in Los Alamos, NM. (Photo credit score: UbiQD, Inc.)

These creating pilot installations represent the initial real-world checks for UbiQD, plus some of the initial and biggest known luminescent concentrator windowpane installations in the global globe. The trials try to validate the significance of parameters like home window orientation, of day time, seasonality, temperature, and developing and installation strategies.

The dual pane insulated glass devices can be installed generally in most existing body constructions, and had been made out of support from local screen manufacturer, GlazTech Industrial sectors in Albuquerque, NM.

“We like dealing with the UbiQD group, it’s been enjoyable to view them advance this thrilling new technologies,” said GlazTech Regional Supervisor Dominic Otero.

In past due 2018, UbiQD had been awarded a phase II SMALL COMPANY Innovation Research (SBIR) Stage II grant by the National Technology Base (NSF), which provided $750,000 in financing over 2 yrs to level up. In 2020 and 2021, NSF awarded UbiQD supplemental grants totaling $660,000 for UbiQD’s continuing window growth, and pilot tasks. The company’s solar windows program in addition has received assistance from NMEDD, U.S. DOE, and Wells Fargo Advancement Incubator IN2 Plan, and in late 2020 the business announced the near of a $7M venture financing.

“My companions and I are excited to be at the forefront of power technology and building-integrated sustainability, and we were lucky to really have the opportunity frankly,” said Brian Patrick Martin, co-owner of the vacation Inn Suites and Express Los Alamos. “The window upgrade was section of our recent $2.4 million, Formula Blue renovation and I understand our guests shall benefit from the solar-powered pancakes for breakfast.”

UbiQD intends to accelerate the deployment of its quantum dot window technology in 2022. Additional window projects are planned in New Mexico, Colorado, and Washington State.

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